East Naples man holds five at gunpoint until police arrive
By Naples Daily News staff report
6:50 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2009
NAPLES — An East Naples man held five men at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon after Collier County sheriff’s deputies say one of them stole a bag of tools from his trunk.
Just after noon, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who said his friend, Raymond Vannortwick, had numerous burglary suspects detained at gun point at 184 Price St.
When deputies arrived Vannortwick had 26-year-old Hornan Ruiz, 6435 College Park Circle, No. 307, East Naples, detained at the back of a Ford SUV, according to a report. Four other men, identified as Yefri Baires-Polanco, Michael Rodarte, Guillermo Rojas, and Bartolo Martinez, were in front of the SUV.
Vannortwick told investigators that he was inside his home when he heard tires screech and his dog bark, the Sheriff’s Office reported. When he looked outside he saw Ruiz wandering around his vehicle at the end of his driveway. Vannortwick has a "No Trespassing" sign at the entrance to his driveway, reports said.
Ruiz then entered his vehicle, popped the trunk and took a black tool bag.
Vannortwick ran out to confront the suspects, and scuffled with Ruiz.
Ruiz was arrested on charges of burglary, battery and petty theft.